UIUC AnyWare: Software Access Made Easier

By Samantha Ruiz, Political Science and Communication Class of ‘22


UIUC AnyWare: Software Access Made Easier

        The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, moved to online/remote delivery in March of 2020. Now, in November, we students have learned to overcome the challenges of blended and remote learning and still have a bright and successful semester. Chancellor Jones announced early in the beginning of this academic year that after Fall Break, we would resume to a complete online learning format. Like we learned in March, this can result in many frustrations with technical issues such as software access. However, Technology Services at Illinois has our students covered! Introducing UIUC AnyWare, a Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop service. Keep reading for more information on the service and how it could be super helpful to you!


1. It Can Run Software You Don’t Have

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UIUC AnyWare gives students and instructors access to over 100 software applications on campus, in class, or remotely. It works for MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. With UIUCAnyWare, you can use software such as Adobe CC Suite, MatLab, Office, Visual Studio Code, XMM_Lab, and many more!


2. You Don’t Have to Worry About Slow Processing Power